Legal Nurse Consultant Services Provided

Legal Nurse Consultants apply their knowledge and understanding of medical, nursing and health-related issues to make an attorneys job easier, more efficient and more effective. The Legal Nurse Consultant is a medical insider who knows the inner workings of our complicated healthcare system firsthand. As a professional, the role of the Legal Nurse Consultant is to educate attorney-clients about the medical aspects of their case. Their expertise as RNs and Legal Nurse Consultants qualifies them to provide the following Legal Nurse Consultant services:

Assess medical records and analyze the case

  • Identify and review relevant medical records, hospital policies and procedures, other essential documents and tangible items

  • Organize, tab and paginate medical records

  • Summarize, translate and interpret medical records

  • Prepare chronologies of the medical events involved in a case

  • Screen or investigate cases for merit

  • Define the applicable standards of care

  • Define deviations from, and adherences to, the applicable standards of care

  • Assess the alleged damages and/or injuries

  • Identify factors that caused or contributed to the alleged damages and/or injuries

  • Identify and recommend potential defendants

  • Identify issues of tampering with the medical records

  • Develop written reports for use as study tools by the attorney

Support the attorney's case

  • Conduct literature searches and integrate the literature and standards/guidelines into the case analysis

  • Research and analyze the validity of research studies relied on by all parties

  • Coordinate and attend independent medical examinations (IMEs)

  • Develop life care plans

  • Expand the attorney's medical library

Serve as the attorney's liaison

  • Interview plaintiff and defense clients, key witnesses and experts

  • Consult with healthcare providers

  • Serve as liaison between the attorney and healthcare providers, testifying experts, parties, witnesses and other consultants

Work with experts and other witnesses

  • Locate and interface with expert witnesses

  • Communicate with potential testifying experts

  • Analyze and compare expert witness reports and other work products

  • Help prepare witnesses and experts for deposition and trial

  • Serve as an expert witness and testify to the nursing standard of care

Assist with discovery and preparation for court

  • Review, analyze and summarize depositions-- including past testimony

  • Prepare interrogatories

  • Review and draft responses to various legal documents and correspondence for the attorney's signature

  • Assist in exhibit preparation

  • Attend depositions, trials, review panels and arbitration and mediation hearings

  • Coordinate and assist in facilitating focus groups and mock trials

  • Assist in resolution of cases through alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration and mediation

Nurse Life Care Planning (NLCP)

  • Our Nurse Life Care Planners will determine the future cost of care for those who have suffered catastrophic or complicated injuries and illnesses

  • Medical Cost Projection

  • Causation

  • Damages

  • Billing Audits

  • Develop Medicare Set-asides Allocations

Medical Expert for case review and expert testimony

Legal Nurse Consultants USA has the resources to find medical experts for case review and testimony. Our customized process is based on the individual case and needs of the attorney. While we have an extensive and ever-growing database, we also utilize other resources and contacts such as: hospitals, colleges, universities, colleagues, institutes, and professional collaborators in our field. Successfully finding a suitable medical expert is hardly ever achieved by using a listing service. Our company conducts extensive research and interviews to find the perfect medical expert for our attorney clients.